Police have arrested a 36-year old school bus driver, Humble Michael, for allegedly defiling a four-year-old pupil of the school where he was employed.
Michael allegedly raped the minor on the way home after he had dropped her colleagues off at their various homes.
The father of the victim was said to have discovered the sexual assault on his daughter while bathing her.
He was said to have found that blood was coming out of her private part while bathing her, and upon inquiry, she disclosed that the driver of her school bus had sex with her on January 21, 2021 on their way back from the school.
The little girl, it was learnt, also told her parents that after the driver had dropped all the other school children at their various homes, she was the only one left in the bus. This gave the driver opportunity to park somewhere along the road and defiled her.
The victim’s mother reported the incident at the Ogijo Divisional Police Headquarters, where the Divisional Police Officer, Ogijo Division, Muhammed Sulaiman Baba, mobilised operatives and arrested the suspect.
The girl has since been taken to the General Hospital for treatment where doctor’s report also confirmed that she was sexually abused.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the story in a release yesterday, said the suspect had admitted committing the crime.
He said the suspect would be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution as directed by the Commissioner of police, Edward Ajogun.